Interactive Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit for Providers and Patients

Brenda Zierler, Ph.D., R.N., University of Washington, Seattle AHRQ Grant No. HS015898-01

Overview

This project implements safe practice interventions for patients with venous thromboembolism. An interactive safety toolkit contains multiple evidence-based tools for providers and patients to improve the safety of the process for the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism, including:

  • Patient education materials.
  • Prevention guidelines.
  • Screening and assessment materials.
  • Treatment pathways.

Target Audience

Physicians, nurses, quality and safety professionals, patients.

Health Care Setting

Hospital care units, ambulatory care settings.

Toolkit Web Site

http://vte.son.washington.edu/

AHRQ Product

AHRQ Tool: Your Guide to Preventing and Treating Blood Clots

Press Releases

AHRQ Releases Two New Resources to Help Consumers and Clinicians Prevent Dangerous Blood Clots
September 15, 2008
http://www.ahrq.gov/news/press/pr2008/blclotspr.htm

Podcasts

Preventing Blood Clots. Blood Clots — Prevention and Treatment
http://healthcare411.ahrq.gov/radiocastseg.aspx?id=851&type=seg

Presentation Slides

Venous Thromboembolism Safety Tool Kit
Date: September 10, 2008
Venue: AHRQ 2008 Annual Conference
http://www.ahrq.gov/about/annualmtg08/091008slides/Zierler.htm

Journal Articles

Venous thromboembolism safety toolkit: A systems approach to safe practice interventions. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2006;122:765.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17102369

The use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected venous thromboembolism. Lee JA, Zierler BK. Phlebology. 2010;25(2):85-93.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20348455

Return to Contents

Current as of October 2004
Internet Citation: Interactive Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit for Providers and Patients . October 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/pips/zierler.html